New leaflet celebrates what is special about Llangorse and Bwlch

Villagers and businesses in Llangorse and Bwlch have joined forces to create a new information leaflet to promote what’s great about these two villages in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The newly produced Discover Llangorse and Bwlch guide is packed full of information about activities, attractions, places to eat and drink, circular walks, star gazing, wildlife, and accommodation in the area.

The brochure, funded through Brecon Beacons National Park Authority’s Rural Alliances initiative, has been created by the newly-established Llangorse and Bwlch Rural Alliances group and will be made available to local businesses and residents during an open meeting at Llangorse Multi Activity Centre at 18:30 on Thursday, May 9.

The meeting will give the local community the chance to join the Llangorse and Bwlch Rural Alliances group, and contribute to driving forward sustainable tourism in the area, as well as bringing the local community together. Although the group have only been together for a short period of time, they have already worked collaboratively to develop a new website www.aroundllangorselake.co.uk to promote the area.

Nina Davies, a member of the Llangorse and Bwlch Rural Alliances Group, said:

“The new Discover Llangorse and Bwlch leaflet really showcases what’s great about these two beautiful little villages and what vibrant and active communities we have here.

“We want our local communities to help us really put Llangorse and Bwlch on the map, so if you’re a local resident or business owner please come along to our open meeting on May 9th and share your ideas.”

The Discover Llangorse and Bwlch leaflet will also be available at the tourist information centres in Brecon and Crickhowell.

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Rural Alliances is a €10million transnational project, 50% funded by the ERDF Interreg IVB North West Europe Programme involving twelve different partners from Wales, Ireland, France, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.

Rural Alliances will focus on three key themes:

  • Bringing entrepreneurs and communities together through the creation of new alliance structures to form self-supporting, inclusive, confident rural communities.
  • Benchmarking and measuring rural vibrancy through a transnationally agreed process.
  • Forging new relationships between the public, private and community sectors to safeguard and enhance public services and rural resources

The partners involved in the Rural Alliances project are:  Brecon Beacons National Park Authority (UK), Lead Partner; University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (UK); Boerenbondvereniging voor Projecten vzw (BE); Vlaamse Landmaatschappij (VLM) (BE); Stichting Streekhuis Het Groene Woud en De Meierij (NL); Stichting Streekhuis Kempenland (NL); Gemeente Lochem (NL); Philipps Universität Marburg (DE); South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd. (IE); Mayo County Council (IE); Maison de l’Emploi, du Développement, de la Formation et de l’Insertion du Pays de Redon-Bretagne Sud (MEDEFI) (FR); Laval Mayenne Technopole (FR).

Brecon Beacons National Park is a landscape that offers a legacy of unparalleled proportions with spectacular mountain ranges, internationally renowned geology, bountiful wildlife and diverse recreational opportunities. It contains some of the most spectacular and distinctive upland formations in southern Britain and covers an area of 1347 sq km (520 sq miles).